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Watarrka National Park

Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranked #35 of 53 attractions in Red Centre
Type: National Parks
Owner description: This national park whose name, Watarrka, comes from the Aboriginal word for the umbrella bush, is best known for its spectacular sheer walls of Kings... more » Owner description: This national park whose name, Watarrka, comes from the Aboriginal word for the umbrella bush, is best known for its spectacular sheer walls of Kings Canyon. « less
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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We drove from Alice springs the previous day, and stayed Kings Canyon Resort. We started Kings Canyon Rim Walk at 9. I didn't expect such a perfect place. Untouched canyon full of amazing scenes. It took 3 1/2 hours to finish. Kings Canyon is a must if you are visiting Uluru or Alice Springs, for me it is impressive than... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We drove to Watarrka National park from Uluru setting off about midday. Took about 4 hours. The road is good (there is only one). Did the Kings Canyon Rim Walk early the next morning (3.5 hours) then drove 25 kms to Kathleen Springs. This is an easy (wheel chair accessible) boardwalk going past mid 20th century cattle pens (now disused)... More

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west bridgewater, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We were on the road in the australian outback traveling by bus, listening to aboriginal music. The colour Red dominates. It is 304 KM from Uluru to King's Canyon. Never experienced anything like the King's Canyon walk. It is challenging and beautiful. The rock formations are immense and unusual. The walk takes 3 1/2 hours up and over steep hills... More

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) is half a day's drive north of Uluru, or a full day's drive via the Mereenie Loop Road (4WD) from Alice Springs. It's an ancient canyon carved into the sandstone cliff of the George Gill Range. As it holds permanent water in the desert, it's an oasis of vegetation and wildlife. We did the Kathleen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

Beautiful hiking with interesting rock formations and incredible scenery. It's a steep climb up a rock staircase to get to the top of the rim, but once you venture farther in amongst the rock formations, you feel like you're in a whole different world. Along the way, you'll find signs with information about the Aboriginal history and significance of the... More

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